Busing between Waimakariri and the city

Take the hassle out of trying to find a car park and take the easy way in

Living outside the city limits doesn’t mean you need to rely on a car all the time. We have public transport options designed to work for you. Whether you’re commuting to work, planning a shopping trip, or visiting friends, Metro will get you there.

Services pick up from Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus, Silverstream and Waikuku. 

Direct buses to the city

Metro’s direct bus services to central Christchurch include four morning trips from both Rangiora and Kaiapoi, and five afternoon trips back to each town.

The direct buses depart from free Park & Ride facilities (more info below) and use dedicated lanes on the Christchurch Northern Corridor, ensuring a fast trip into town. 

Save on petrol and parking, enjoy that valuable ‘me time’, and help reduce traffic emissions by giving the new services a go. 

Adult fares are just $3.85 with a Metrocard. 

The following direct services operate Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

91 Rangiora – City direct 

The Rangiora service departs from the Northern (River Road), Central (White Street) and Southern (South Belt) Park & Ride facilities. In Christchurch, we drop off and pick up at the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital. Learn more about the 91 Rangiora - City direct service.

92 Kaiapoi – City direct 

Kaiapoi users can get on at the Central (Charles Street) or Southern (Wrights Road) Park n Ride facilities. Then it’s non-stop to Christchurch, where we drop off and pick up at the Bus Interchange and Christchurch Hospital. Learn more about the 92 Kaiapoi to City direct service.

 

Close to home and further afield 

Getting around the district is easier than ever with services running between townships and to Christchurch:

1 Rangiora / Cashmere 

The #1 Rangiora / Cashmere service runs frequently throughout the day, usually at 10-15 minute intervals. 

The key stops along this route include:

  • Rangiora
  • Southbrook
  • Kaiapoi
  • Belfast
  • Northlands Mall
  • Bealey Ave
  • Bus Interchange
  • Sydenham Shops
  • Princess Margaret Hospital or Cashmere

On this service, morning express trips run at peak times.  These trips are drop-off only after Main North Rd in Belfast, and pick-up only from the city until Belfast in the late afternoon/early evening. Trips terminate /start at Ara Institute. Learn more about the 1 Rangiora / Cashmere service.

95 City / Pegasus and Waikuku   

The key stops along this route include:

  • Waikuku Beach
  • Pegasus
  • Woodend
  • Kaiapoi
  • Silverstream
  • Belfast
  • Northlands Mall
  • Bus Interchange Ara Institute 

Learn more about Route 95 City / Pegasus and Waikuku.

97 Rangiora / Pegasus 

The key stops along this route include:

  • Pegasus
  • Rangiora Town Hall
  • Woodend
  • Acacia Avenue

Learn more about Route 97 Rangiora / Pegasus.

 

Park & Ride 

Walk, cycle or drive to one of the Park & Ride facilities where you can leave your bike or car all day. From these facilities, it’s easy to catch the bus or meet up with others to carpool. 

Each Park & Ride facility has lighting, security cameras, free WiFi, and facilities for secure bike storage. And best of all, the parking is free.

There are three Park & Ride facilities in Rangiora and two in Kaiapoi:

Rangiora Park & Ride: 

  • Northern Rangiora – River Road beside the dog park 
  • Central Rangiora – White Street beside Dudley Park 
  • Southern Rangiora – South Belt at Southbrook Park 

Kaiapoi Park & Ride: 

  • Central Kaiapoi – behind New World between Sewell Street and Charles Street 
  • Southern Kaiapoi – just south of the Tram Road on-ramp at Wrights Road 

View map showing the location of the Park & Ride locations.

 

Ready to ride?

Head to go.metro.co.nz to plan your trip and see when the next bus is due. Our Metroinfo team are also here to help you organise your travels. Whether you’re going down the road, across the district or into the city, give us a call on 03 366 88 55 and we can help you out.

Our team will also be out and about talking to people about the new services over November. Keep an eye out for people in your area -they'll have Research First identification, and Metro lanyards.